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03-13-18, 09:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,738
Posted By jmiked

I use Cyclemeter, as I wanted a stand-alone...

I use Cyclemeter, as I wanted a stand-alone program. I have a Wahoo heart rate monitor I link with. I've been happy with it for a number of years.
05-08-17, 01:30 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 14,092
Posted By jmiked

I've been back riding bikes for about 7 years....

I've been back riding bikes for about 7 years. Since taking it up again, I've always used two mirrors, helmet-mounted and bar-end mounted (flat). I very, very rarely ride on streets, but if I did I'd...
01-03-17, 10:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,743
Posted By jmiked

I wouldn't recommend that anyone take any...

I wouldn't recommend that anyone take any supplements of any kind unless their doctor says they need to. And even then, he'd have to explain why they/I should do that.
01-03-17, 10:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,743
Posted By jmiked

Yes, there should have been a "may" in...

Yes, there should have been a "may" in there.
01-03-17, 12:49 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,743
Posted By jmiked

Cats and dogs metabolize Glucosamine very...

Cats and dogs metabolize Glucosamine very differently from humans, so you can't generalize efficacy in pets versus people. The Mayo Clinic says that although there are several studies that show that...
11-22-16, 09:10 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,185
Posted By jmiked

I've been on a doctor-recommended Calcium...

I've been on a doctor-recommended Calcium Citrate+Vitamin D regimen for several years. This is in conjunction with some medication to slow down loss of bone density. The vitamin D is 800IU a day....
07-21-16, 12:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,999
Posted By jmiked

We have large number of designated bike lanes in...

We have large number of designated bike lanes in Austin (TX). Probably not unexpected, for a college town. Recently, I've seen a few that have a sign saying the lane was for bicycles and parked cars....
07-12-16, 08:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,811
Posted By jmiked

When I had my cataract surgery done almost two...

When I had my cataract surgery done almost two years ago, I went through a period of having little flickers of light around the peripheries of the lens implants. It was very annoying, especially when...
06-24-16, 07:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,199
Posted By jmiked

I wear one of these: ...

I wear one of these:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EQGHYFI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
06-24-16, 02:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 607
Posted By jmiked

2016 Tour Divide

I just saw that the Tour Divide mountain bike race was won this morning by Mike Hall (his second win). 2700+ miles in 13 days 11 hours and a few minutes. This is so far above my capabilities that it...
05-15-16, 12:09 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,371
Posted By jmiked

I'd want to see the study (like all studies)...

I'd want to see the study (like all studies) replicated several times before I take it as gospel. Unfortunately, it's not likely to happen anytime soon, as it's easy to get money for a first study...
05-05-16, 11:07 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,371
Posted By jmiked

I generally avoid most white bread, but I have to...

I generally avoid most white bread, but I have to avoid whole wheat because I'm on a renal diet (I only have one kidney, have to go easy, I want the thing to last as long as possible). Wheat bread is...
04-26-16, 08:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,083
Posted By jmiked

Good luck with that. I couldn't find one.

Good luck with that. I couldn't find one.
04-24-16, 07:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,083
Posted By jmiked

I'm getting hearing aids this year. I've put it...

I'm getting hearing aids this year. I've put it off for several years, but conversation in restaurants is becoming a problem. My hearing loss is age-related, according to the ENT guy. There's a...
04-15-16, 08:17 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,371
Posted By jmiked

Looks like all you have to do is click on their...

Looks like all you have to do is click on their ad for curing arthritis in 21 days and that should fix everybody up. And you can cure cancer with a $2000 machine.
04-14-16, 05:47 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,371
Posted By jmiked

I hope you are talking about the gaining ground...

I hope you are talking about the gaining ground that is self-diagnosed, and not the arthritis. There are around a hundred types of arthritis, you need to be sure which kind you have. Likely it's one...
04-13-16, 12:36 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,454
Posted By jmiked

I'm pretty sure my first real bike I bought for...

I'm pretty sure my first real bike I bought for myself was a Schwinn Varsity 10-speed back in the early sixties (?). It was the least finicky bike I've ever ridden, and the shifts were maybe the...
02-17-16, 10:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 21,112
Posted By jmiked

My 29er mountain bike is my only bike, so it gets...

My 29er mountain bike is my only bike, so it gets ridden everywhere. I put some WTB Slicks on the rims, and it rids very nicely on smooth roads, smooth dirt, and a little gravel, which are the types...
02-15-16, 06:00 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,022
Posted By jmiked

I wear Road ID when I ride, and also when I hike....

I wear Road ID when I ride, and also when I hike. I have my name, age, insurance company name and policy number, and two emergency contacts engraved on it.

I also have the Road ID app for my...
09-07-15, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,180
Posted By jmiked

Something rugged, using parts that be obtained at...

Something rugged, using parts that be obtained at your normal bike shop. I'd opt for full-suspension, but many go for hard-tail. It's my impression that most of the riders were using 29ers this year....
09-05-15, 09:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,014
Posted By jmiked

I have a Nikon film camera which I used up until...

I have a Nikon film camera which I used up until about 10 years ago. It was wonderful. I had my own darkroom for many years (just to give my background in photography). I finally went digital and...
08-09-15, 09:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,412
Posted By jmiked

I've been bit by that as well. I had a nice pair...

I've been bit by that as well. I had a nice pair of gloves that I wore out. I bought the same brand, size, and style and they are very hard to put on. When they are on, they feel the same, but the...
07-25-15, 10:48 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,647
Posted By jmiked

I record the coverage and watch it some time...

I record the coverage and watch it some time during the day when it's convenient. I normally watch the first bit and then skip to the last 10-12 km or so and watch the ending.

I admit to being a...
07-04-15, 05:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,919
Posted By jmiked

A buddy and I (both over 70 years old) were...

A buddy and I (both over 70 years old) were resting while riding the trails in a local park last year when a guy in his early twenties came by and stopped for a moment. He wasn't wearing a helmet. My...
07-02-15, 11:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 957
Posted By jmiked

I have the Avid 3 brakes on my bike, and they are...

I have the Avid 3 brakes on my bike, and they are rubbish. When they work they stop OK, but I have to bleed the rear one every two weeks or so. I now take a wrench that fits the bleeder plug on the...
05-25-15, 04:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,213
Posted By jmiked

An old and continuing topic among bicyclists. I...

An old and continuing topic among bicyclists. I use regular WD40 to get rid of residual moisture after a bike wash, then use a real lubricant. WD40, in my experience, actually attracts dust and grime.
05-11-15, 09:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,711
Posted By jmiked

I ride more smooth, level, cross-country routes...

I ride more smooth, level, cross-country routes than rocky ones with jumps. I definitely like my bar ends for a change of hand position. Mine are adjusted to allow for a more upright seating position...
05-09-15, 10:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,159
Posted By jmiked

I've been using a smartphone for several years. I...

I've been using a smartphone for several years. I use either Cyclemeter (iPhone) or B.iCycle (Android). Both work just fine. Neither one go on my handlebars, although I have a bar mount for them...
05-03-15, 09:19 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,571
Posted By jmiked

Vitamins and supplements are a waste of money...

Vitamins and supplements are a waste of money unless you have a specific deficiency. You have to have a qualified person determine this (not a TV or diet fad quack).
03-11-15, 03:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,531
Posted By jmiked

My riding is something like 90% solo. When I'm...

My riding is something like 90% solo. When I'm out by myself, I use the tracking feature of the bicycle app on my phone to send my location every minute or so to a web-based map that my...
02-24-15, 12:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,223
Posted By jmiked

Go for it. I'm about to turn 72 and I got back...

Go for it. I'm about to turn 72 and I got back into bike riding three years ago. I bought a full-suspension mountain bike (cross-country, really) and started riding the less technical trails around...
02-11-15, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,104
Posted By jmiked

You need to really research this project. It's a...

You need to really research this project. It's a mix of paved roads, gravel roads, very bad gravel roads, double track, single-track, vague paths through fields. There's also having to carry your...
01-21-15, 11:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 725
Posted By jmiked

Here's a good place to ask: Austin VooDoo...

Here's a good place to ask:

Austin VooDoo (http://www.bikemojo.com/speak/14-austin-voodoo)
01-20-15, 10:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,575
Posted By jmiked

I wear a pair of Columbia high-top hiking shoes....

I wear a pair of Columbia high-top hiking shoes. I'm off the (mountain) bike and out in the underbrush/grass/rocks to do geocaching frequently enough that biking shoes with clips and such would be a...
01-10-15, 11:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,405
Posted By jmiked

Agreed. I tried the progressive lenses for six...

Agreed. I tried the progressive lenses for six months and went back and got regular trifocals (a free swap). Nowadays, at 71 years, I don't need glasses for cycling or driving, but do for reading...
11-24-14, 01:07 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 20,484
Posted By jmiked

Glucosamine/chondroitin is completely worthless,...

Glucosamine/chondroitin is completely worthless, IMHO. Every single reputable independent test I looked at over the years has come to the conclusion that it is ineffective. There are plenty of people...
11-20-14, 11:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,837
Posted By jmiked

I ride packed dirt trails, single- and...

I ride packed dirt trails, single- and double-track, and quite a few MUPs. I almost never ride on any street. Too many friends have ben hit/threatened by cars. I use a cross-country bike that is...
11-18-14, 03:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,173
Posted By jmiked

Bear in mind that your cataract lens replacements...

Bear in mind that your cataract lens replacements almost certainly have UV protection built into the formulation: mine do.

Maybe I'm fortunate that the only thing the polarized lenses in the...
11-18-14, 12:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,173
Posted By jmiked

I had my second eye done last month. I looked at...

I had my second eye done last month. I looked at sunglasses sold in the local bike shop, but thought $200 for a pair was absurd. I went down to one of the local drug store chains and found a pair...
10-08-14, 09:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,049
Posted By jmiked

My longest break was about 30 years. :) And then...

My longest break was about 30 years. :) And then I started back up with mountain bikes instead of road bikes.

But concerning things more recent… I've found that a 3-4 week layoff doesn't affect...
10-06-14, 09:47 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,875
Posted By jmiked

I've toyed with the idea of getting at least a...

I've toyed with the idea of getting at least a hybrid to ride on the paved trails around here. I've always ended up deciding to continue with my Specialized Camber 29er cross-country full-suspension...
09-08-14, 09:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,207
Posted By jmiked

I've never been a morning person. Since I...

I've never been a morning person. Since I retired, my schedule has drifted to hitting the sack at about 2AM, and sleeping until 9 or 10AM. Being over 70 doesn't seem to have altered that. Pretty much...
08-07-14, 04:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,835
Posted By jmiked

Looks like I'm going in for cataract surgery on...

Looks like I'm going in for cataract surgery on the 20th of this month (August). I chose the single-vision lenses with astigmatism correction.Fingers crossed.
08-03-14, 12:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,010
Posted By jmiked

I've found that GPS maps are frequently at least...

I've found that GPS maps are frequently at least a small bit off, and sometimes off in a big way. I used to do a lot of geocaching out in the boonies, and I was amazed at how often the silly thing...
07-29-14, 11:44 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,196
Posted By jmiked

I watched the race again this year. I'll admit...

I watched the race again this year. I'll admit that I don't follow it as closely as I did years ago… I don't recognize most of the names of the riders anymore. But it's still exciting.

I have to...
07-26-14, 02:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,835
Posted By jmiked

Useful thread. I'm going in next week for my...

Useful thread. I'm going in next week for my first meeting/exam with the surgeon. I've decided to get the plain vanilla lens, nothing fancy.
05-02-14, 01:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,232
Posted By jmiked

I'm 70+, and for the last several years almost...

I'm 70+, and for the last several years almost all my riding (mainly trail riding) has been solo. I always let relatives know my plan and I do take tools (and a flashlight) to do minor repairs or fix...
04-01-14, 11:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,790
Posted By jmiked

Thanks, Al. It's now in my TBR stack.

Thanks, Al. It's now in my TBR stack.
02-14-14, 08:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 588
Posted By jmiked

Tree-knocking is painful. :(

Tree-knocking is painful. :(
01-16-14, 11:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,854
Posted By jmiked

Same here. No problems.

Same here. No problems.
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